Back for a 12-night run from June 13 to 24 at Q Theatre as part of the the Silo Theatre's 2018 season, Cellfish is a dark, witty and wicked comedy that forces us to really look at the consequences of disturbing the natural order of things.
Directed my Jason Te Kare and starring Jarod Rawiri and Carrie Green, Cellfish tells the story of a Lucy, a well-meaning and determined young teacher who enters prison set on spreading her love of the works of Shakespeare with the inmates. Lucy's belief is that Shakespeare will have the same transformative effect on the prisoners as they have had for her and yet during her classes unexpected talents and twisted fantasies emerge.
Be warned, the topics of violence and the grim failure of the punitive justice system are not shied away from, making the performance gritty and confronting but ultimately unmissable.
The 2017 run of Cellfish was a sellout, so make sure not to miss out this time around. Tickets range from $25 to $55 and are available from Silo Theatre online or from the box office at 305 Queen Street.